From the Heart- #griefheart number 59

From the heart

This lovely #griefheart is from Daisy Meadows from my home town. It’s her garden and in the center is a shell, making this one of my prettier #griefhearts. With it she wrote this poem that brought me to tears.  No one should have to take a grief journey alone and the support has made all the difference. This one is truly heart to heart. Thank you for such a lovely and thoughtful gift to this project.

Awakened those in hiding
Given courage to other’s through your own
Helped other’s unknowingly
Slapped the ignorant to a stunning awakening
Created a movement of action to fight for proper care for mental health brain based illness and addictions as well as funding for families and patients
Exposed corruption in law enforcement and health care givers

Saved lives by Giving of yourself and the story of your journey
Given acceptance for others to share with you with arms and heart wide opened

Shown that love and acceptance speaks volumes
Allowed the world to know and love your family
Let Charles be heard in sharing his passion in writings through his profound Rap

You did this to help yourself and family to heal and understand the whys
yet in doing so you are helping so many others
Helping these causes with great effort by many will make the changes that are so needed
We personally will never turn our heads away ,nor stifle ourselves from fear of speaking , nor pass judgement on others
who have had these tragedies. We will speak up, comfort others because we care and keep the memories of loved ones lost alive because THEY LIVED and will continue to live within…
From our family to yours
With utmost respect and compassion
We wish you continued healing and love.

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here.

See all #griefhearts so far on pinterest or on this blog by#griefheart category.

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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